A couple of weeks ago I attended the opening night of God Of Carnage at downtown Los Angeles’ Ahmanson Theatre (along with Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie who were seated only a few rows away), the Tony Award winning play (by Yasmina Reza) that had critically acclaimed run on Broadway. Thankfully the original cast made it out here, which includes Hope Davis, Jeff Daniels, Marcia Gay Harden, and James Gandolfini. The play focuses on two couples who come together to talk about an incident involving their kids, what starts off as a civil conversation yet quickly turns into a hilarious war of words. I thought the acting was terrific, the four actors totally carry the play. My only complaint was that it was really short, with no intermission, it felt like once the action really got rolling, it was already over. But don’t let that stop you from going, the acting alone is worth seeing this play! It’s only playing until May 29th, so don’t miss out on your chance to see four high caliber actors on stage, doing what they do best.
May 1, 2011